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Aviation & Aerospace

Your business can soar in Florida’s cutting-edge aviation and aerospace industry.

Where Aviation & Aerospace Companies Lift Off

With a rich supply chain and top connectivity, Florida’s aviation and aerospace companies are shooting for the stars.

Home to the renowned Kennedy Space Center, Cecil Spaceport and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida’s aviation and aerospace industry is the world’s gateway to space. As the birthplace of commercial aviation, Florida has 130 public-use airports and 20 commercial airports to seamlessly move goods and people around the globe. The Sunshine State is the undisputed air traffic hub of the Americas, a major hub for flight training and MRO and a leading location for manufacturing aircrafts and aircraft components. In addition, Florida has the rich supply chain and highly skilled workforce to support engineering, robotics, surveillance, technology and more.


#4 Best Undergrad Aerospace Engineering Program Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
#2 Largest Aerospace Cluster in the U.S. with 640+ Aerospace Establishments as of 2023.
The Gateway to Space
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The Gateway to Space

Florida has long been the world’s premier gateway to space. No matter your company’s specialty, you can launch, manufacture, research and collaborate in Florida’s aerospace industry.

Global Companies Reach for the Stars
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Global Companies Reach for the Stars

Florida has cultivated a cutting-edge aviation and aerospace industry, so it’s no wonder why industry leaders have significant operations in Florida.

Florida’s Workforce
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Florida’s Workforce

Florida’s aerospace workforce is 41,800+ people strong with over 640 establishments in the sector. The aerospace workforce in Florida is molded through the state’s top education system and the Aviation and Aerospace wing of Florida’s High Tech Corridor. In addition, the Daytona Beach Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has the largest Aerospace Engineering program in the nation, keeping the talent pipeline full with bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degree options.

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